The majority of us have found ourselves from time to time craving the classic cheap college dish known as Macaroni and Cheese. I suggest forgetting these cravings, putting aside your Kraft Macaroni and Cheese box, and trying to make these delicious Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites. When hot out of the oven, these little balls of cheesy noodles are addictive. Made with real cheddar cheese, and fried to make a crispy bite-size treat, these Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites are a great pick-me-up after a long day at work or school. Your children will love them, and you will no longer struggle thinking of a fun and tasty treat to make for them. It also doesn’t cost much more to make than boxed Macaroni and Cheese.
What makes this recipe so tasty is that the ingredients do not come from a box. Everything is purchased separately and then mixed together to form adorable little macaroni balls that are chilled and later fried. Once finished, you can pop them in your mouth and enjoy the flavor of crispy sharp cheddar cheese and pasta.
Macaroni and Cheese has been a staple food in many American homes since the Kraft Company came out with boxed Macaroni and Cheese in 1937. References to the dish date back to the late 13th century in southern Italy. Today, there are many around the world creating their own homemade Macaroni and Cheese recipes by using fresh ingredients and adding their own creativity, such as these Macaroni and Cheese Bites.
Learn how to make this appetizing little treat today. You can serve them alongside an entrée for dinner and make your entire family happy. You will never go back to making boxed Macaroni and Cheese again. Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites is the way to go.
You might even have most of the simple ingredients of this fried macaroni and cheese bites recipe already in your pantry. All you need is some macaroni, some sharp cheddar cheese, flour, butter, milk and eggs. Of course you will want to have some oil so that you can fry these little gems. Now for the fun part. Well maybe the actual frying of the macaroni and cheese bites is the best part, or even better yet, the eating of these cheesy, gooey cheese bites, but lets start anyway.
Boil your pasta according to the package directions on the box, when finished you can set aside. Then you can shred up some of the sharp cheddar cheese and set this aside. Now in a large skillet you can start by melting the butter over medium heat. Then make a roux by adding the flour and mixing until a nice light brown in color. This is when you can add some milk and and whisk them together until there are no lumps and the mixture is thick. Now add some cheese a bit at a time, and mix until all the cheese is melted and a smooth, creamy consistency. Now you can add the cooked pasta, and mix until well coated with the cheese mixture. Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste. Now take the macaroni and cheese mixer and put into a bowl, and place in your refrigerator and refrigerate until cold, approximately one hour. While waiting for your ingredients to chill you can line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
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